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Tiger Woods car crash: Golfing champion will not face criminal charges

Tiger Woods car crash: Golfing champion will not face criminal charges

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Tiger Woods will not face any criminal charges following the single-car crash he was involved in on Tuesday that left him with serious injuries.The US golfing champion was driving alone on a Los Angeles downhill stretch of road known for crashes.His SUV hit the central reservation, crossed into the opposite lane, rolled over several times and then plunged off the road and down an embankment.He is recovering after surgery to his fractured leg and shattered ankle. "A reckless driving charge has a lot of elements into it, this is purely an accident," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters.There no evidence Woods was impaired by drugs or alcohol, he added."He was not drunk," he said on Wednesday. "We can throw that one out."He added the most Woods could face would be a low-l...
Dianne Durham, first Black USA Gymnastics champion, dies at 52

Dianne Durham, first Black USA Gymnastics champion, dies at 52

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Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Dianne Durham, the first Black woman to win a USA Gymnastics national championship and a trailblazer in the sport, died Thursday after a short illness, her husband said. She was 52. Durham died at a Chicago hospital, with her husband, Tom Drahozal, and her sister, Alice, at her side. Advertisement "She passed peacefully," Drahozal told ESPN. "She was the love of my life and everything I could have asked for. She was as beautiful a person away from gymnastics as she was within the sport." Durham, born in Gary, Ind., was a pioneer in American gymnastics. She dominated the 1983 national championships, capturing the all-around title en route to four gold medals (balance beam, floor exercise and vault) and a silver medal (uneven bars). In doing so, Durham became the first Blac...
Kal Yafai, Britain’s longest-reigning world champion, loses WBA super-flyweight title with loss to Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez – WATCH brilliant KO

Kal Yafai, Britain’s longest-reigning world champion, loses WBA super-flyweight title with loss to Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez – WATCH brilliant KO

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Kal Yafai, Britain’s longest-reigning world champion, has finally lost his WBA super-flyweight crown to Roman Gonzalez. Yafai failed in his sixth defence of the title, suffering a first career defeat to ‘Chocolatitio’ who KOd him with crushing right in the ninth round. The Nicaraguan had dropped Yafai the prior round, but it was his strong right which finally ended the bout by TKO. You can watch the impressive knockout, below… 💥 CHOCOLATITO KO's YAFAI! 💥 Roman Gonzalez proves that he's still a world class operator by knocking out Kal Yafai with a huge right hand in the 9th round 📺 Mikey Garcia v Jessie Vargas is next on Sky Sports Arena! pic.twitter.com/UvIaJpTNVV — Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) March 1, 2020 30-year-old Yafai, from Birmingham, had targeted a major fight having o...
Sun Yang: Eight-year ban for Chinese Olympic champion

Sun Yang: Eight-year ban for Chinese Olympic champion

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China's three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang has been banned for eight years for missing a doping test in September 2018.The 28-year-old was initially cleared of wrongdoing by Fina, the swimming federation, in January 2019.Following an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas), the decision has been overturned. An eight-year ban was imposed on Sun because this was his second offence.He had served a three-month suspension in 2014 for taking prohibited stimulant Trimetazidine.Sun won 200m freestyle gold at Rio 2016 having triumphed in the 400m freestyle and 1500m freestyle at London 2012.He had told an appeal hearing in November that he missed a t...
BDO darts: Champion Wayne Warren to receive lowest prize since 1989

BDO darts: Champion Wayne Warren to receive lowest prize since 1989

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British Darts Organisation world champion Wayne Warren will receive £23,000 for winning the 2020 title - 77% less than the previous winner.In contrast, Peter Wright received £500,000 for winning the rival PDC World Darts Championship.Warren became the oldest world darts champion after beating fellow Welshman Jim Williams 7-4 in Sunday's BDO final. His winnings are the lowest since Jockey Wilson won £20,000 for beating Eric Bristow in the 1989 final.The winners from 2010 to 2019 all received a £100,000 prize.In a letter sent to players seen by the BBC, BDO chairman Des Jacklin explained that a lack of sponsorship was behind the prize fund reduction as the full breakdown was issued to players.D...